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Toastcaster 123: Free $10K/Month Google Ad Grant for Non-Profits - David Ries

Toastcaster 123: Free $10K/Month Google Ad Grant for Non-Profits - David Ries

September 30, 2019

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[31:35] Yes, your non-profit organization may be eligible for a Google Ad Grant giving you $10K per month in free Google Ad Words Advertising and it's not fake news.  In this episode, Greg speaks with David Ries, a Certified Google Ad Grant Professional who’ll give us an insight on this great opportunity for qualified non-profits and share how getting one is not as difficult as you think.

David will explain what the grant is all about, how to find out if you qualify and some of the things you need to do and have in order for your application to be successful. He’ll also demystify some of the misinformation about the grant. 

David also offers a good primer on Google Ads to maximize a Google Word Ad campaign. He’ll share some tips on using keywords to drive searches to your landing page or website -  information that’s relevant to anyone who may consider using Google ads. He also gives us a real world example of a client with a successful Google ad campaign and some of the ways they used keywords to zero in on their right target market.

David Ries, a Business Development Representative at ConnectAd, assists with the assessment and strategy process for nonprofits to get started with the Google Ad Grant opportunity. His background in exclusively the startup & nonprofit sector allows him to understand how to add value to nonprofits and increase their digital presence.

David lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and can be reached at david@connectad.ca. 

For more info, check out G Suite and Google Grants for Nonprofits

Toastcaster 116 Maximizing Learning & Engagement When Facilitating Webinars – Tali Bar-Or

Toastcaster 116 Maximizing Learning & Engagement When Facilitating Webinars – Tali Bar-Or

April 30, 2019

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[31:41] It’s not uncommon for training to be delivered on-line. But with multitasking at an all-time high and attention spans at an all-time low, how do you ensure your participants remain engaged and involved and get the most from your webinar training? In this episode, Greg speaks with Tali Bar-Or, a 20-year veteran in training and facilitation including training facilitators remotely for content delivery.

Tali will share tips, tricks and best practices she uses to succeed to keeping her webinar attendees engaged and involved while maximizing their learning. You’ll hear how she visualizes her audience, acknowledging how people listen differently and selectively. She offers 2 strategies she learned to bring people back to focus including two words to alert wandering minds plus four key triggers designed to indicate to the participants what’s coming next.

You’ll also discover how to plan ahead to deal with distractions and disruptions and how to create an environment where they don’t happen. You’ll learn about techniques for pausing and why it’s important to turn the spotlight on to your participants.

You’ll also hear about her effective opening and closing protocols for her sessions, potential pitfalls and mistakes she’s learned along the way, and more.

Most of Tali’s golden nuggets can also be applied to any live training session or facilitation.

Tali Bar-Or is from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. She is the Lead Facilitator for Crestcom Canada and Lead Global Facilitator for Colorado-based Crestcom International, which provides Professional Leadership and Sales training in 60+ countries and 22+ languages.  Tali can be reached on LinkedIn or at TaliBarOr@Crestcom.ca.

(NOTE: This episode is a great tie-in to Episode 113: Tips for Virtual Stage and Presenting On-Line.)

 

Toastcaster 28 - Ask a Toastmaster, BlogTalkRadio Live 1

Toastcaster 28 - Ask a Toastmaster, BlogTalkRadio Live 1

November 28, 2009

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Ask the Toastmaster on Blog Talk Radio Live. With Guests,  Kevin Achtzener & Chuck LeBlanc. This episode looks at a wide variety of questions asked by Toastmasters.

Some of these include:  Why Club Officer Training is twice a year? Best ways to practice Table Topics and where Table topics fit within a meeting; Speaking opportunities inside and outside Toastmasters; Being a Test Speaker, Can you fail a speech?  Working with the New Educational system and why follow the program; Does a club need a coach and building a 40 minute speech.

D42  2008 Spring Convention - Edmonton

D42 2008 Spring Convention - Edmonton

March 11, 2008

If you've never been to a Conference or Convention you don't know what you're missing. Get a sneak-peak and hear all about the D42 2008 Spring Convention to be held May 2-4 in Edmonton, as we chat with Toastmaster and Convention PR chair Kerrianne Koehler-Munro. [Toastcaster #8].   Watch for Volume 9 coming soon, where you will hear from a first timer a third timer and a 60th time conference attendee and get their take on what Conferences & Conventions are all about!